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SEC. 1504. CLOSE UP FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM.

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    (a) PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS-
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    • (1) ESTABLISHMENT-
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      • (A) GENERAL AUTHORITY- In accordance with this subsection, the Secretary may make grants to the Close Up Foundation of Washington, District of Columbia, a nonpartisan, nonprofit foundation, for the purpose of assisting the Close Up Foundation in carrying out its programs of increasing civic responsibility and understanding of the Federal Government among middle school and secondary school students.
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      • (B) USE OF FUNDS- Grants under this subsection shall be used only to provide financial assistance to economically disadvantaged students who participate in the programs described in subparagraph (A).
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      • (C) NAME OF FELLOWSHIPS- Financial assistance received by students pursuant to this subsection shall be known as Close Up fellowships.
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    • (2) APPLICATIONS-
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      • (A) APPLICATION REQUIRED- No grant under this subsection may be made except upon an application at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Secretary may reasonably require.
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      • (B) CONTENTS OF APPLICATION- Each application submitted under this paragraph shall contain assurances that —
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        • (i) Close Up fellowships provided under this subsection shall be made to economically disadvantaged middle school and secondary school students;
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        • (ii) every effort shall be made to ensure the participation of students from rural, small town, and urban areas;
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        • (iii) in awarding the fellowships to economically disadvantaged students, special consideration shall be given to the participation of those students with special educational needs, including students with disabilities, ethnic minority students, and students with migrant parents; and
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        • (iv) the funds received under this subsection shall be properly disbursed.
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    (b) PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS-
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    • (1) ESTABLISHMENT-
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      • (A) GENERAL AUTHORITY- In accordance with this subsection, the Secretary may make grants to the Close Up Foundation of Washington, District of Columbia, a nonpartisan, nonprofit foundation, for the purpose of assisting the Close Up Foundation in carrying out its programs of professional development for middle school and secondary school teachers and its programs to increase civic responsibility and understanding of the Federal Government among the teachers students.
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      • (B) USE OF FUNDS- Grants under this subsection shall be used only to provide financial assistance to teachers who participate in the programs described in subparagraph (A).
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      • (C) NAME OF FELLOWSHIPS- Financial assistance received by teachers pursuant to this subsection shall be known as Close Up fellowships.
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    • (2) APPLICATIONS-
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      • (A) APPLICATION REQUIRED- No grant under this subsection may be made except upon an application at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Secretary may reasonably require.
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      • (B) CONTENTS OF APPLICATION- Each application submitted under this paragraph shall contain assurances that —
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        • (i) Close Up fellowships provided under this subsection shall be made only to a teacher who has worked with at least one student from such teachers school who participates in a program described in subsection (a)(1)(A);
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        • (ii) no teacher shall receive more than one such fellowship in any fiscal year; and
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        • (iii) the funds received under this subsection shall be properly disbursed.
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    (c) PROGRAMS FOR NEW AMERICANS-
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    • (1) ESTABLISHMENT-
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      • (A) GENERAL AUTHORITY- In accordance with this subsection, the Secretary may make grants to the Close Up Foundation of Washington, District of Columbia, a nonpartisan, nonprofit foundation, for the purpose of assisting the Close Up Foundation in carrying out its programs of increasing civic responsibility and understanding of the Federal Government among economically disadvantaged middle school and secondary school recent immigrant students.
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      • (B) DEFINITION- In this subsection, the term recent immigrant student means a student who is a member of a family that immigrated to the United States within 5 years of the students participation in such a program.
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      • (C) USE OF FUNDS- Grants under this subsection shall be used only to provide financial assistance to economically disadvantaged recent immigrant students and their teachers who participate in the programs described in subparagraph (A).
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      • (D) NAME OF FELLOWSHIPS- Financial assistance received by students and teachers pursuant to this subsection shall be known as Close Up Fellowships for New Americans.
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    • (2) APPLICATIONS-
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      • (A) APPLICATION REQUIRED- No grant under this subsection may be made except upon an application at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Secretary may reasonably require.
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      • (B) CONTENTS OF APPLICATION- Each application submitted under this paragraph shall contain assurances that —
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        • (i) Close Up Fellowships for New Americans shall be made to economically disadvantaged middle school and secondary school recent immigrant students;
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        • (ii) every effort shall be made to ensure the participation of recent immigrant students from rural, small town, and urban areas;
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        • (iii) in awarding the fellowships to economically disadvantaged recent immigrant students, special consideration shall be given to the participation of those students with special educational needs, including students with disabilities, students with migrant parents, and ethnic minority students;
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        • (iv) fully describe the activities to be carried out with the proceeds of the grant made under paragraph (1); and
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        • (v) the funds received under this subsection shall be properly disbursed.
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    (d) GENERAL PROVISIONS-
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    • (1) ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS-
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      • (A) ACCOUNTABILITY- In consultation with the Secretary, the Close Up Foundation shall devise and implement procedures to measure the efficacy of the programs authorized in subsections (a), (b), and (c) in attaining objectives that include the following:
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        • (i) Providing young people with an increased understanding of the Federal Government.
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        • (ii) Heightening a sense of civic responsibility among young people.
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        • (iii) Enhancing the skills of educators in teaching young people about civic responsibility, the Federal Government, and attaining citizenship competencies.
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      • (B) GENERAL RULE- Payments under this section may be made in installments, in advance, or by way of reimbursement, with necessary adjustments on account of underpayments or overpayments.
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      • (C) AUDIT RULE- The Comptroller General of the United States or any of the Comptroller Generals duly authorized representatives shall have access for the purpose of audit and examination to any books, documents, papers, and records that are pertinent to any grant under this section.
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    • (2) CONTINUATION OF AWARDS- Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any person or entity that was awarded a grant under part G of title X before the date of enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 shall continue to receive funds in accordance with the terms of such award until the date on which the award period terminates under such terms.
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